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Books Are Like Mirrors

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“Books are

like mirrors:

if a fool

looks in,

you cannot expect

a genius

to look out.

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~ J. K. Rowling

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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guide

lead me

show me how

let’s make music together

direction

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Senryu:      5-7-5 ( Haiku with people and their emotions/feelings as a topic)

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attitude of choice

happy for any reason

enjoying today

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Poem:

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he died
his brain was fried
an alcoholic of the worst ilk
he drank booze like it was milk

more than a few trips to the detox
the disease to him a confusing flummox
so many rehabs he couldn’t remember
to a more than few he was a charter member

every time he lied he’d give you a dime
it was always the truth, just at the wrong time
the homeless community knew him as a thief and beggar
the only friend he ever had was the local bootlegger
never knew where he was or where he was going
it depended on which way the wind was blowing

fired from every job, he never established a career
his bad habit was showing up smelling like beer
bad relationships, he had more than a few exes
everyone knew he was an avowed sexest

he drank booze like it was milk
an alcoholic of the worst ilk
his brain was fried
he died

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ME and the Boss

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Set the Darkness Echoing

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“I rhyme

To see myself,

to set the

darkness echoing.”

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~ Seamus Heaney

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Elfje: (Cinquain)

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green

cows chewing

farmer forever mowing

eventually it becomes milk

grass

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Haiku:

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smell freshly mown grass

see the storm clouds gathering

hear the summer buzz

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Poem:

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the boys of summer play their game
aspirations of reaching the hall of fame
the girls they have a league of their own
amazing how fast the pitches are thrown

fanatics root for the home team side
win or lose they show their pride
peanuts and crackerjacks at exorbitant prices
tasteless pizza served by the slices

fresh air and sunshine a good excuse
the scorecard as a remembrance to use
win or lose it was good family face time
remember the heroes when in their prime

whose the best ? ? ?
harmless discussions to become embroiled
definitely better than “a good walk spoiled*”

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*Thanks to Mark Twain for his definition of golf.

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ME and the Boss

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

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